Daily Current Affairs : 12th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 12th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched a new scheme Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana?

किस राज्य सरकार ने एक नई योजना “मुख्यमंत्री किसान सहाय योजना” शुरू की है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Kerela / केरल

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The Gujarat government on 10th August launched a new scheme under which farmers facing crop losses due to drought, excess rain or unseasonal rain will get compensation without collection of any premium from them.

The new scheme – Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana – will replace the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for this year only, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced.

Q.2. Who among the following has launched “Krishi Megh” (National Agricultural Research and Education System – Cloud Infrastructure and Services)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने “कृषि मेघ” (राष्ट्रीय कृषि अनुसंधान और शिक्षा प्रणाली – क्लाउड इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर एंड सर्विसेज) लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Raj Kumar Singh / राज कुमार सिंह 

(e) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on 11th August virtually launched the Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research and Education System – Cloud Infrastructure and Services).

The project is designed for strengthening the national agricultural education system in the country with the overall objective to provide more relevant and high-quality education to the agricultural university students.

Q.3. Who among the following has launched ‘Atmanirbharta Saptah’ (7 to 14 August)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने :आत्मनिर्भरता सप्ताह ’(7 से 14 अगस्त) लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. In a bid to push Make-in-India, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Week’ via video conferencing on 10th August.

The event comes shortly after the Defence Ministry introduced an import embargo on 101 items, in order to boost indigenisation of defence production. Raksha Mantri assured of encouraging 7000 MSMEs that are associated with the Defence Industry.

Q.4. With which country India has inked contract for development of five eco-tourism zones in Addu atoll?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने अडू एटोल में पांच इको-टूरिज्म जोन के विकास के लिए अनुबंध किया है?

(a) Taiwan / ताइवान

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Maldives / मालदीव्स

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. India and Maldives on 11th August signed a contract for development of five eco-tourism zones in Addu atoll of the island nation.

These eco-tourism zones are part of grant projects being implemented under the High-Impact Community Development project (HICDP) scheme which involves a total grant assistance of 5.5 million US dollars to the Maldives.

Q.5.  Which country’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has resigned recently?

किस देश के प्रधान मंत्री हसन दीब ने हाल ही में इस्तीफा दिया है?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Lebanon /लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Lebanon’s government has stepped down as Prime Minister Hassan Diab blamed endemic corruption for a devastating explosion last week that tore through the capital.

President Michel Aoun accepted Diab’s resignation on 10th August.

Capital: Beirut

Currency: Lebanese pound

Q.6. Which Bank has got RBI’s nod to set up non-financial subsidiary?

गैर-वित्तीय सहायक स्थापित करने के लिए किस बैंक को RBI की मंजूरी मिली है?

(a) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(b) South Indian Bank / साउथ इंडियन बैंक

(c) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(d) Saraswat Cooperative Bank / सारस्वत सहकारी बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Private sector lender South Indian Bank (SIB) on 12th August announced the RBI has given an in-principle approval for setting up a wholly owned non-financial subsidiary.

The subsidiary would enable us to streamline and optimize various operations so as to improve the overall productivity and efficiency of the institution

Q.7. Who among the following has won Asian College of Journalism (ACJ)’s journalism awards?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने एशियन कॉलेज ऑफ जर्नलिज्म (ACJ) का पत्रकारिता पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Nitin Sethi / नितिन सेठी

(b) Shiv Sahay Singh / शिव सहाय सिंह

(c) Suketu Mehta / सुकेतु मेहता

(d) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

(e) Both b & c / बी और सी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Nitin Sethi and Shiv Sahay Singh have been declared winners of the Asian College of Journalism’s award for investigative journalism and the K P Narayana Kumar Memorial Award for social impact journalism respectively.

Nitin Sethi: Sethi won in the investigative journalism category for his six-part series titled “Paisa Politics” published by The Huffington Post India.

Shiv Sahay Singh: Singh won the inaugural social impact journalism award for his story titled “Death by digital exclusion: On faculty public distribution system in Jharkhand” published in The Hindu

Q.8. Who is the author of the Book “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World”?

“ऑवर ओनली होम: ए क्लाइमेट अपील टू द वर्ल्ड” पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Tenzin Gyatso / तेनजिन ग्यात्सो

(b) Howard Cutler / हॉवर्ड कटलर

(c) Tenzin Geyche Tethong / तेनजिन गीशे टेथॉन्ग

(d) Desmond Tutu / डेसमंड टूटू

(e) Dalai Lama / दलाई लामा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. The book ‘Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World’ is scheduled to release in November 2020. It follows His Holiness’ 2019 publication dedicated to children ‘The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’ and previous works including his autobiography and on philosophy.

Q.9. World Lion Day is annually observed on _________________.

विश्व शेर दिवस प्रतिवर्ष _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 10 August / 10 अगस्त

(b) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(c) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

(d) 13 August / 13 अगस्त

(e) 14 August / 14 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. World Lion Day is annually observed on August 10 with an aim to raise awareness and gather support for lion conservation. The big cat is listed as an endangered species in the IUCN Red List.

Asiatic lion is one of the five big cats that are found in India. The other four are the Royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard.

Q.10. On which date International Youth Day is celebrated every year?

प्रति वर्ष अंतर्राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(b) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

(c) 13 August / 13 अगस्त

(d) 15 August / 15 अगस्त

(e) 17 August / 17 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b) 

Exp. International Youth Day was designated by the United Nations (UN) in the year 1999, in an attempt to raise awareness regarding the cultural and legal issue concerning youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August 2000 and has been observed annually ever since.

Q.11. What is the theme for International Youth Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Youth Engagement for Global Action

(b) Safe Spaces for Youth

(c) Youth Building Peace

(d) Youth Civic Engagement

(e) Youth and Mental Health

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. International Youth Day was designated by the United Nations (UN) in the year 1999, in an attempt to raise awareness regarding the cultural and legal issue concerning youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August 2000 and has been observed annually ever since.

Theme 2020: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

Q.12. What is the currency of Lebanon?

लेबनान की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Pound / पौंड

(c) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. Capital: Beirut

Currency: Lebanese pound

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